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Genejoke at 2:30AM, Jan. 11, 2012
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Been threads like this before but in the spirit of getting these forums going I thought starting anew may work.
I'm rewatching babylon 5, it helps as I do BASO, or would if it didn't distract me so much.  I haven't watched it since it first aired but I'm surprised at how much I remember of it.  Still a great show.  
The Mrs is really into once upon a time, as a result I watch it too.  Not a bad show at all.
We've really slowed down on supernatural, the latest season or so has really been flogging a dead horse.  It should have ended with season 5.
Also been rewatching  Merlin as I bought some of the box sets for my Mrs for christmas.  despite being a saturday evening family show it's kind of enjoyable. 
ozoneocean at 3:00AM, Jan. 11, 2012
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Breaking Bad was my drug of choice over the Christmas holidays. :)
I burned through the entire series online. Such a glorious show!
They have very arty shots, great camera work and direction. The story is really good too, sometimes it can be hard to watch but it's always compelling. When the show finishes you can't wait to find out what happens next!
For those that don't know the story, it's about a Chemistry teacher with a disabled son and a pregnant wife. He cant afford to keep his family on his teacher's pay so he works part time at a carwash…
Then he's diagnosed with lung cancer and only given a year to live.
He desperately needs to be able to provide fr his family before he dies, but he's so proud and stressed out he doesn't know what to do and he'd never ever ask for help.
A chance meeting with an old student leads him to try his hand as a meth cook…
And from then on he goes further and further into the amazing, scary, thrilling and dark shadow-world of the drug underworld and organised crime.
It's amazing and Brian Cranston is just SO good as Walter White.
Out of the four series I felt that number 3 was the weakest They wanted an overarching theme with the big event it finishes with that's hinted at in the beginning and alluded to at the start of every episode, giving you intriguing and confusing ideas of what's about to happen. As that went on I felt they were being a bit too arty and silly with that and the connections they made to bring about the event were way too convenient.
The Fourth series rocks though. Gus Fring was an absolutely amazing evil badguy and his henchman Mike was brilliant! There will apparently be a 5th series too, even though the end of the fourth would be the perfect one to walk away on.
Genejoke at 5:37AM, Jan. 11, 2012
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Breaking bad is a show Ive been meaning to watch for a while, keep hearing great things.
ayesinback at 5:31AM, Jan. 13, 2012
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Yeah, Breaking Bad is awesome.  It shows here on our “AMC” channel.  First they went through the first season of Walking Dead (Excellent stuff) and when that wen on hiatus, they aired Breaking Bad.  Now there's some western thing that I couldn't get into.
Just finished season 1 of The Borgias.  (I still think Jeremy Irons sounds sxactly like Boris Karloof, but he's a great Alexander VI.)
Beautiful, sumptuous settings, magnificent costumes, some great acting - but I do have this one gripe:
The story is about actual, historical figures, and while not much is stone-certain, we DO know that Cesaro was younger to Juan.  When so much of the story has to be speculation, why can't the writer have at least maintained this one teensy weensy fact?
other shows:
still loving Raising Hope
still missing Dexter (wish Showtime would release the more recent seasons on DVD like they did with the earlier)
missing American Horror, although love the premise that it will come back with a totally new horror story
and my daughter has gotten my into Once Upon A Time
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Genejoke at 6:14AM, Jan. 13, 2012
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Eagerly awaitig the return of the walking dead next month, loved american horror story.  Like you I like the idea of the second series.  We watched Terra nova, which was… okay.
AlceX at 11:19AM, Jan. 14, 2012
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I haven't really been watching much TV shows lately. It's pretty much Doctor Who and that's it. This thread looks like a good place to look for new things to watch, though.
gullas at 6:52PM, Jan. 21, 2012
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Just finished watching Spaced, it's so underrated and makes me wonder why they only made two seasons of it.

Undeniably the series that jump started Simon Pegg's & Nick Frost's careers…..
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ozoneocean at 4:54AM, Jan. 22, 2012
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Spaced WAS a great show. Everyone in it has gone on to great things.
Big Train and Hippies were some series that they'd worked on earlier and both were excellent (Big Train especially).
The interesting thing about Spaced was that a lot of the ideas that were started off in there were worked out more fully in the subsequent films directed by Edgar Wright, who directed Spaced: Hot Fuzz, Sawn of the Dead, even Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.
Regarding Shawn the the Dead though, I think those ideas were a lot better within the Spaced TV show: a lot funnier, a lot tighter, more interesting and fuller.
I'm just getting into Green Wing. I've wanted to for a loooong while but I always missed the first few episodes and that show is impossible to enjoy if you're not inducted into it from the beginning because it has so many characters and it's own weird reality to it that you have to be introduced and eased into from the the first show on.
It's a silly cartoony, comedy focussing around a hospital and all the crazy staff and their relationships with one another. All the actors are the current British comedy superstars from the last few years- Mark Heap from spaced, Tamsin Grieg from Black books etc, all known people with very high comedy pedigrees.
It's very sexy, sexual show in a lot of ways, without being too explicit or childish about it, if you know what I mean? Just lots of passion and suggestion. There is also a lot of very funky, arty, clever editing which can be really fricking irritating but starts to get ok when you get used to it and ends up just being one of the signatures of the show.
Generally it's pretty entertaining and slowly addictive. Where it's let down a bit is that the characters all pretty much plays “types” rather than people and they don't really get away from that or grow, which can be a little frustrating and predicable at times.
Tantz Aerine at 12:44PM, Jan. 22, 2012
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Just finished rewatching ALL of MacGyver. XD That was a feat and a nostalgia little trip! Some episodes, too, were surprisingly current, in my opinion, considering their subject matter. 

Currently waiting on the next episode of Bones, House and The Closer. :D
I tried to watch Columbo, that I seem to recall with fondness, but I got too bored 10 minutes into episode 2 :(  
Armagedon at 6:24PM, Jan. 28, 2012
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I just finished going throught he first and second volumes of Darkwing Duck, and I'm about to go on a massive 122 episode “Get Smart” bender.
For recent affair, I was sad to see Chuck have its last episode, and am now about to dive into Alcatraz (looks really good).
Genejoke at 12:29AM, Feb. 15, 2012
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Been watching Spartacus blood and sand and suprisingly I've really enjoyed it.  A nice mi of over the top violence and personal/political manouvering.  
ozoneocean at 3:18AM, Feb. 15, 2012
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I saw the actors for that show two years ago at comic con 2010, in their minimal costumes posing for a photoshoot as I walked past…
Freakishly massive muscles gleaming with fresh oil O_O
So many massive muscles and huge perfectly round fake tits in Southern California. It's a weird place.
Product Placement at 7:56AM, Feb. 16, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
Breaking Bad was my drug of choice…
Ho ho ho. That was borderline punny.
Saw the first episode, back in the days when I was lying in the heart ward, after that fraking viral infection. I liked it but haven't really had time to watch it. Only seen few episodes from the first season, when the twosome are still establishing their fledgling drug empire.
Those were my two cents.
If you have any other questions, please deposit a quarter.
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ozoneocean at 6:53PM, Feb. 16, 2012
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It's worth it!
Get it on one of those streaming sites like vureel pr putlocker or something.
Or buy the DVDs ^__^
ayesinback at 1:33PM, Feb. 21, 2012
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Getting into Warehouse 13:  a sci fi lite - altho the “Mica” character, or actress?   takes some forebearance, it's otherwise very watchable
and Downtown Abbey - high brow retake on upstairs/downstairs.  Look:  It has Maggie Smith – need any more be said?

must be going through an architectural stage . . .
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Byth1 at 9:46PM, Feb. 21, 2012
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Been wondering when Warehouse 13 will get back to airing on SyFy. But, anyway I pretty much been watching a lot of Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond and sometimes Doctor Who when I can catch it.
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Ryurei at 6:48PM, Feb. 24, 2012
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The Walking Dead
Alphas(Whenever it comes back on)
The Mentalist
The River
Falling Skies
ozoneocean at 11:23PM, Feb. 25, 2012
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Sorry Ryurei the max size for a sig banner that wide is 480x60, not 480x160. I would've PQed you about it but you would probaby never know you got one, since the system is not great. SO I changed it for you. :)
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Genejoke at 11:04PM, Feb. 27, 2012
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The second half of season two of the walking dead has been excellent. Also up to date with Spartacus, the second series hasn't been as good as the first, not just because of the recasting but the story was in a very different place but it seems to be getting back on track. 
Chernobog at 12:27AM, Feb. 28, 2012
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Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Yeah, quite out of my age range, but damn! I love them so. More my kind of western serial in those two.
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
skreem at 4:56AM, March 21, 2012
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I have been watching…
“The Killing (Forbrydelsen)” - a tv series from 2007, 20 episodes of absolute awesome.
“Big Break” - Dennis Taylor is by far the bestest at the “pot as many balls as you can” round.
ayesinback at 8:02AM, Sept. 17, 2012
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Interesting to see BBC's take on Irish cops in NYC 150 years ago.  For the most part, the actors seemed challenged to maintain their respective accents, which can get annoying.  Otherwise, well done.  
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Genejoke at 12:06PM, June 3, 2013
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Been watching so many shows of late, haven't been creating so something had to pass the time.
Finally watched breaking bad.  awesome show.  can't wait until the last run of episodes starts in august.
Spartacus finished, what a way to end a Tv series.
CChecked out elementary, far better than it had any right to be.
Arrow ended up turning into a decent show after a mediocre start and then getting worse, but somewhere along the line it got good. 
ploughed through sherlock was was awesome.
hemlock grove was pretty good too.
Been watching da vincis demons, not a bad show either.
next up hannibal.
ayesinback at 10:51AM, Dec. 14, 2013
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so many shows – it really is a golden age right now. 
The one show I don't miss is American Horror.  I was disappointed with the 2nd season, which seemed as if it needed to cram every possible freakazoid thought into the plot, but The Coven is my favorite of the three seasons.  Jessica Lange was made for this series - so awesome; and Angela Bassett totally meets her level as nemesis.
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ozoneocean at 9:45PM, Dec. 16, 2013
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One of the anime series that I really really enojoyed was “Heaven's Lost Property.
This is a comdey.
There's some sort of secret, cloaked floating city where angels live hovering above Japan. One night a techno angel with big boobs and a skimpy outfit falls out of the sky and bonds with the boy who finds her- calling him ”master“ and wrapping the chain leashe that leads from the colar around her neck around his hand.
It's hinted that things will get BDSM and pervy, but that doesn't happen. This is an ”echi“ comedy where the dorky, sort of likeable male charachter is fawned over by a gaggle of atractive females, but feelings are never requited or cosumated. It's all tease and hints, which is good inspiration for my latest webcomic project!
 That's the setup. The lovely thing about this series is the relentlss pervy actions and interesting personality of the main character. He's really fun. Often he'll spen 3/4 of an episode in chibi form (characters are distorted to look like cute dwarfs to show they're being silly), which really hightens the most crazy and fun parts of his personality and actions.
He has voluptuous and possibly willing females in the form of the ”angeloids" on hand but they're totally disregarded in favour of his quest to try and look at panties or buy rare porn… He even builds a robot out of panties and decorates every section of the inside of his house with them, Which gets even funnier when he's cursed so that every time he looks at a pair they explode in his face- hiss panty paradice house becomes a hellish death trap…
The inocent/letch Benny Hill type dichotomy they go for here is charming.
kawaiidaigakusei at 11:29PM, Jan. 10, 2014
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have been watching Super Fun Night since the first season started last Fall. It stars Rebel Wilson, who is down right funny. It centers around her worklife, her nemesis, her crush on her coworker, and her two odd ball roommates. I like stories from the underdog perspective because mostly every character is hilarious.

I am starting a new series called Being Erica. It is about a 32 year old woman who just got fired from her dead-end, customer service/calling center job. She figures all the problems in her life were caused by bad choices she made throughout her life and begins sessions with a therapist who has the ability to teleport her back to exact points in her life where she relives the bad memories and changes her future life for the better. It looks good!

Rachel87 at 5:45PM, Jan. 28, 2014
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I'm looking forward to the walking dead coming back on soon:) And I'm rewatching it on Netflix right now to. Rewatching the death of Dale made me cry:( But I am looking forward to rewatching all the scenes with Michonne!
fallopiancrusader at 7:54AM, April 4, 2014
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I'm eagerly awaiting the second season of Orange is the New Black (netflix). That show and Girls (HBO) are my current favorite TV fare. It's interesting how the term “TV show” has become somewhat fluid these days. I only watch streaming stuff on my laptop.
Abt_Nihil at 4:45AM, April 18, 2014
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I recently watched Hit & Miss, which has a transgender hit(wo)man take care of the family she never knew she had. It stars Chloe Sevigny, and was surprisingly brilliant - first I thought it would be gimmicky because of the set-up, but the inept sort-of-sociopath having to take care of the family, and their survival as a family in the bleak North-East UK countryside is really at the heart of the story, and handled brilliantly.
ironhand at 3:21AM, May 20, 2014
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Unfortunately, this programme got cancelled due to lack of viewers, but a show called Mob City was really cool. Directed by Frank Darabont (I think he did the first Season of Walking Dead) and set during the times of the mobs. Very noir and dark but a captivating story. It's a shame it was cancelled because each episode got better than the last.
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